Volunteer Requirements: Fingerprinting, Tuberculosis Screening/Testing, COVID Vaccination
What is the definition of a school volunteer?
A volunteer is any caring adult in the student’s life or a member of our local community who willingly and freely gives their time, regardless of frequency and duration, to support educational programs. Morgan Hill Unified values volunteers and the positive contributions they make to our schools and programs.
What are examples of volunteer opportunities?
Volunteer opportunities may fall into any of the following categories:
- Ongoing: Volunteering for any school program regularly in any capacity
- As-needed: Volunteering on school grounds, in the office, or in the classroom one time or intermittently
- Face-to-face: Volunteering with direct contact with students, either under the supervision of an employee or, at times, as the sole adult supervising students (i.e., during a field trip, going to the library, leading a club, etc.)
- School-sponsored trips: Athletics, band, field trips, science camp, etc. either as a driver or as a chaperone
How are volunteers processed to ensure that students are as safe as possible, especially during COVID?
According to CDPH guidelines to keep schools open, “Schools should limit nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving external groups or organizations with people who are not fully vaccinated.” We want to welcome back volunteers in a limited capacity during the pandemic, and the safest way to do so is to limit the number of additional interactions on each campus and to ensure that all volunteers, walk-on coaches, substitute teachers, and contractors are fully vaccinated, in addition to having updated TB results on file and fingerprint clearance.
Although volunteer opportunities may be more limited than in previous years, Interested volunteers will complete and submit a volunteer packet directly to the school to learn more about the opportunities available at that site. Prior to volunteering, all prospective volunteers must be cleared through Human Resources:
Human Resources Volunteer Processing
MHUSD District Office
15600 Concord Circle, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Prospective volunteers will bring the following items to Human Resources:
Driver's License, California ID, Permanent Resident Card, or Passport
Tuberculosis Risk Assessment or test results (form available in Human Resources)
Verification of COVID vaccine (card or digital record)
LiveScan form (available in Human Resources)
Debit or credit card (the District charges a subsidized rate of $20 for fingerprinting)
Once TB results and COVID vaccine card are on file and fingerprints are cleared, the volunteer will be called to pick up a volunteer badge. This badge should be worn whenever the volunteer is on a school site or school sponsored trip. This badge indicates that a volunteer has been cleared and, once approved by the site for a volunteer opportunity, may be used at any site or program as evidence of clearance.
NOTE: Volunteers who were cleared prior to 2020 need to return to Human Resources to verify the date of their TB results, submit verification of COVID vaccine, and receive a new volunteer badge with new COVID clearance.